I always like to do a bit of a “year in review” towards the end of every year.

This year, I thought that, in addition to that, I would give a countdown of my favorite songs from 2014. 

It’s inevitable that, as the year goes on, I end up with a “new favorite song” about once every six weeks.

That doesn’t mean I stopped loving the song that I named my favorite previously. It just gets added to my list of favorite songs of the year.

Coming in at No. 5 this year is an artist that everyone has come to love in 2014 - Sam Smith. His breakout song, "Stay With Me" catapulted his career, and now he's one of the hottest artists out there.